That has left Chelsea reeling against a side many have predicted will find themselves in a relegation battle this season. It's simple. I am the coach of this team and my aim is to improve my players and my team.
"Instead we conceded three goals and the second half was very hard to change the result, despite the great commitment, the great desire, the great will of my players". Last Sunday, Chelsea played their first official match of the new season in the domestic arena.
"The sending-off made a difference and I thought we did really, really well to handle that and keep the ball and create chances", he said.
Conte says his players showed great commitment, will and desire in the 2nd half and he is proud of that.
"We must pay attention and try to keep our heads the rest of the game".
Manager Antonio Conte enters the 2017-18 campaign with several injury concerns, and after the loss to Arsenal in the Community Shield, a good start is needed for some much-needed momentum.
Watford twice went in front through Stefano Okaka and Abdoulaye Doucoure, but Liverpool equalised each time via Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino, who then teed up new boy Mohamed Salah to put the visitors 3-2 up.
"The equaliser was offside. He needs to see it". You don't know me very well.
Elsewhere on the south coast Southampton and Swansea played out a scoreless draw.
To win away on day one is something special given the context of last season.